‘Light Source’

The definitive guide for everything you need to know about studio lighting from the ground up.

In this brand new course, Karl demonstrates just how creative you can be using only standard lighting modifiers such as umbrellas, grids and soft boxes. You’ll be over Karl’s shoulder, covering 45 lighting setups starting with just one light and moving through two, three, and four lights. Karl doesn’t just show you setups to mimic, he provides detailed knowledge on everything you need to know about studio lighting, power, duration, accessories, lighting theory, clamps, backgrounds, studio space, and more.

Four Light Setups

Ten creative examples of what you can do with up to four lights using the standard and most common modifiers available.

Location Lighting setups

Get creative on location with these great lighting setups outdoors.

Business Portrait Lighting Setups

As well as the multitude of portrait and beauty lighting covered in this course, here we demonstrate the different approach required for business portraits.

Understanding the Emotion of Light

In this section we explore how to invoke different emotions through the use of light. We also explore the science behind human perception to various lighting ‘looks’.

Natural Light Portraiture

Shoot professional portraits with nothing but natural light and a camera.

In this course “The Naked Camera” you’re going to learn all about different techniques for portraiture using only natural light and your camera. That includes single subjects, couples, kids and family/group photo shoots. You will learn how to find the right scenes, what light is best and figuring when is the best time to shoot. Karl takes you out to various locations as well as bringing you indoors so you’ll learn to master natural light in any given location.

Portrait Extras

Shoot professional portraits with nothing but natural light and a camera.

In this section we have collected together all of our extra portrait videos. These are not courses, they are simply short informative videos that we have created. Many of them can be found freely available on our YouTube Channel however we have catalogued them here without advertising to offer easy access for our members’ convenience.


“His delivery, his manner, his ability to convey enthusiasm and to educate, there’s nobody else that speaks like him. The way he teaches people step by step, there is always something to learn… Karl was born to do what he does.”Daniel Killoran, Wedding and Portrait Photographer